Classified methods of collecting information on the citizens –comparative legal study of invigilation in Poland.

Adam Rogala-Lewicki

Classified methods of obtaining information should be secured with a higher degree of caution and civil supervision. The paradox of Western democracies is that officially human rights are at the epicenter of the legal system, but in reality, covert techniques for obtaining data about citizens are complex and used to such an extent that they clearly disregard the universal right to privacy. In order to recognize the secret activity of intelligence services as compliant with the requirements of a democratic rule of law, there must be an adequate legal protection tools that will allow effective counteracting information arbitrariness. Meanwhile, the cases of recent years indicate the dominant trend of extending the sphere of competences of state services in the field of obtaining data (most often under the guise of ensuring security) with interference to the private domain of citizens.